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Friday, October 26, 2012

Key Lots from the December 5th Auction


Lot 35
John James Audubon
Plate 1:
Wild American Cock
William Lizars: Edinburgh, 1826
Handsomely framed
Estimate: $125,000 - $175,000



Lot 36
John James Audubon
Plate 261: Hooping Crane, Young [Sandhill Crane]
Handsomely framed
Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000
Guidance: Sold at Christie’s, June 25, 2004 for $65,725


Lot 37
John James Audubon
Plate 92: The Merlin [Pigeon Hawk]
Handsomely framed
Estimate: $8,000 - 10,000
Guidance: Sold at Christie’s, June 25, 2004 for $7,170


Lot 40
John James Audubon
Plate 206:
Summer, or Wood Duck
Handsomely framed
Estimate: $75,000 - 90,000
Guidance: Sold at Christie’s, June 25, 2004 for $45,410


Lot 43
John James Audubon
Plate 131:
The American Robin
Handsomely framed
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000


Lot 47
John James Audubon
Black- Bellied darter proof plate
Handsomely framed
Estimate: $30,000 - 35,000


Lot 58
John James Audubon
Plate 431:
American Flamingo
Estimate: $100,000 - 120,000
Guidance: Sold at Christie’s, June 25, 2004 for $197,900


Lot 59
John James Audubon
Plate 26:
The Carolina Parrot
Estimate: $80,000 - 110,000
Guidance: Sold at Christie’s, June 25, 2004 for $119,500


Lot 60
Audubon’s Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America - A Selection of Lithographs with original hand-color
Imperial Folio; Published in Philadelphia between 1839 and 1844 by J.T. Bowe
Originally issued in 30 parts, 5 plates per part, in collaboration with his sons, Victor Gifford
and John Woodhouse Audubon; each plate approximately 27 ¾" x 21 ½" with full margins
Plate 56:
American Bison (Male)
Estimate:
$25,000- 30,000
Guidance: Sold at Sotheby’s, 2011 for $21,250



 Lot 80
 A Rare First Edition of Audubon’s Octavo Quadrupeds in the original parts
The Quadrupeds of North America
New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-1851-1854
Estimate: $25,000 - 30,000
Guidance: Sold at Christie's New York, Dec 3, 2010, lot 283 for $55,000
31 parts (10 4/8 x 7 2/8 inches). 155 fine handcolored lithographed plates by W. E. Hitchcock and R.
Trembly after J.J. and J. W. Audubon (pale waterstain affecting a few plates, occasional spotting and soiling of
text and plates, some offsetting to text, a few minor tears to text and plates). Original tan printed paper wrappers
(most sewing removed, some backstrips perished or defective, some wrappers detached and frayed, some soiling and spotting); modern blue cloth slipcases and uniform chemises.



Lot 81
Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
New York: J.J. Audubon - [V.G. Audubon], 1845-1848., 1848.
3 volumes, Imperial folio (27 x 21 4/8 inches). 150 hand-colored lithographs. Contemporary
American DELUXE BINDING of full maroon morocco gilt, all edges gilt (recently and expertly rebacked to style, rubbed).
Estimate: $600,000 - 700,000
Guidance: Christie's March 10, 2000. Lot 38 $464,500


Lot 82
The Rare First Edition of Audubon’s Octavo “Birds of America”Also Considered the First American Edition

John James Audubon
Birds of America,
From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories
First Octavo Edition. New York and Philadelphia:
J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1839-44.
Bound in 7 volumes, 8vo in 4's.
500 handcolored lithographed plates after Audubon
By W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly, and others
Printed and colored by J.T. Bowen
Numerous wood-engraved anatomical figures in text.
Contemporary American Delux Binding of Full Red Morocco Gilt
Estimate: $50,000 - 75,000
Guidance: Sold at Christie's Dec. 15, 2005 Lot 597 for $132,000

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